A better-informed society is a freer society
The ruthless forces of hate speech and polarized narratives foster confusion when attempting to identify what content is trustworthy in times when it is essential to acknowledge information as a right that belongs to all of us
A new edition of the World Press Freedom Day is here!
Defending information as a public good is the global premise promoted by UNESCO to commemorate this symbolic day worldwide
LAC's strong commitment to freedom of the press
More than 66 organizations linked to civil society academia and the public and private sectors were brought together in a regional consultation organised by UNESCO in collaboration with UNDP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss the core issues to strengthen journalism freedom of expression and access to information
Three women journalists win the Julio Castro award in Uruguay
The event promoted by the La Diaria newspaper with UNESCO support seeks to develop journalism outside the countrys capital
Over 15.000 Judicial Operators will be trained on Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and the Safety of Journalists!
On 20 April 2020 the MOOC on freedom of expression access to public information and the protection of journalists for judicial officers begins
Open Online Course: Internet Journalism and Technology: how to cover its impacts beyond gadgets
UNESCO and the Knight Center are inviting media journalists and other interested parties to participate in a training focused on technology and internet news coverage to be held from 27 July to 23 August 2020
How can Latin America and the Caribbean deal with disinformation?
UNESCO Montevideo and Chequeado have published a document so that the region has key input and seeks to mitigate the negative effects of the infodemic phenomenon
PortalCheck: a resource hub to support countering disinformation
Launched by UNESCO together with Chequeado LatamChequea and funded by the European Union PortalCheckorg is a new online platform with complementary resources and tools to help combat misdisinformation surrounding the COVID19 pandemic in Latin American and Caribbean
Crimes against journalists: "Reality must challenge us. We cannot lower our guard, but rather commit ourselves even more."
UNESCO Montevideo interviewed José María Costa coordinator of the Bureau for the Safety of Journalists of Paraguay on the occasion of publishing the guide for comprehensive protection of journalism practice in society entitled Journalists safety in Paraguay legal framework challenges and commitments
Meet the winners of the Marcelo Jelen Award!
The journalists who received the distinction are Julieta NúñezTomas for her article No vale Copiar published on the website Sala de Redacción and Cecilia ÁlvarezSandar for her report Hijos Privados printed in the La Diaria newspaper in Uruguay
Training in Freedom of Expression and Criminal Law for Uruguayan Prosecutors
The Attorney Generals Office of Uruguay and UNESCO jointly organized the first seminar aimed at updating Uruguayan prosecutors on new challenges in the area of freedom of expression and criminal law
When countering digital disinformation while respecting freedom of expression becomes a fine balancing act
Uruguay: call to the Marcelo Jelen National Written Press Award 2021
We invite journalists who work in Uruguay to submit their articles to the 6th Edition of the Marcelo Jelen National Written Press Award before February 10 2022 The event is organized by Cotidiano Mujer with the support of the Uruguayan Press Association APU UN Women and UNESCO